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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Satisfy your inner pirate with our Dread Brown Ale, which features the darkest of organic malts, roasted to levels that will conjure up notions of swashbuckling adventures. One taste will make this your grog of choice.

This is the first ale by brewster, Emily Thomas, co-owner of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Thomas brewed up her first batch of brown ale in the bathtub of her college apartment almost ten years ago. Now she is brewing up thousands of gallons at the brewery and winning awards for it. Winning the First Place Ribbon in 2006 at the California State Fair, the Dread Brown Ale has been getting great attention ever since. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light and crisp but finishes with a The balanced flavors of the Dread Brown Ale create a subtle fluidity of sweet, roasted, and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 From bottle, blind #21. Pours hazy dark brown with a small amber glare and a small tan head. Light fruity and yeasty aroma with a touch of roasted malt. Light annis seed spiced flavoured. Distinct citric to acidic flavoured. Spiced finish with a light acidic to citric touch.7-3-7-3-13=3.3

From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Roasted caramelish and light liqourice aroma. Roasted caramel to breadish malt flavoured with a nice liqourice like note. Bitter and roasted breadish finish.6-3-7-3-13=3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as light notes of acidity and wood. The flavor is sweet combined with a slight acidity and light notes of berries and wood. The body is thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2009 Bottle #21 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Cloudy red brown coloured with a medium sized off white head. Roasted and light acidic aroma of berries and cocoa powder. Roasted and light acidic flavour of berries and chocolate. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy yespr/Ungstrup. Pours a hazy dark brown with a dense and lacing light brown head. Lightly tart and fruity nose. Medium body, lightly tart and roasted maltiness. Bitter and unrefined finish. 290509

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Dark mahogany color, almost black; medium head. Strange aroma, dusty, corn cobs, light chocolate. It has some chocolate flavor, but also an underlying suspicious sourness, all ending with a bit too much bitterness. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Light brown pour with an off-white head. Toasted malt, a hint of roast, and a light vegetal note. Mildly acidic, too. Flavor is kind of acidic, bitter, and dry. A lot of toast, some roast, and vegetal hops. A lot of carrot and celery. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 #21 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 29-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Cloudy fox-red - offwhite head. Soapy, berries, oxadation, roasted, high malty, cocoa, dryness, chocolate, citrus. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bomber. Dusty brown roasted ale aroma. Deep mahogany color with a decent tan head. Medium body with mild, creamy carbonation. Flavor is dark roasted malt, nearly toasted, with chocolate notes. It approaches a porter in character. There is enough bitter to keep the malt within reason. The bitter tends to build with time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, chalkiness, a strange fruittiness and light ash with a smooth lingering chalky fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2008
(Savor, 22oz bottle) Medium tan head atop murk dark copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some nut, roast, light earthy. Light-medium body, light acidity.

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